Ministry of Defence

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What the Ministry of Defence does

We protect the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad. We work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Our aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that we keep within budget.

MOD is a ministerial department, supported by 27 agencies and public bodies.

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Our ministers

Our senior military officials

General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen
General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen
Chief of the Defence Staff
General Sir Gordon  Messenger  KCB DSO* OBE ADC
General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO* OBE ADC
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC
Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC
First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
General Mark Carleton-Smith  CBE
General Mark Carleton-Smith CBE
Chief of the General Staff

Our management

Stephen Lovegrove
Stephen Lovegrove
Permanent Secretary
Lieutenant General Doug Chalmers
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations)
Lieutenant General Sir Mark Poffley KCB OBE
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Financial and Military Capability)
David Goldstone
Chief Operating Officer
Charlie Forte
Chief Information Officer
Simon Cholerton
MOD Chief Scientific Adviser
Professor Robin Grimes FRS FREng
MOD Chief Scientific Adviser (Nuclear)
Cat Little
Director General Finance
Julian Kelly
Director General Nuclear
Dominic Wilson
Director General Security Policy
Peter Watkins CBE
Director General Strategy and International
Sir Gerry Grimstone
Lead Non-Executive Board Member
Simon Henry
Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee
Paul Skinner CBE
Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the Defence Equipment and Support Board
Danuta Gray
Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the People Committee

Contact MOD

Office address

Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

General enquiries

020 7218 9000

Media enquiries Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm or out of hours (emergencies only)

020 721 87907

Service records and Subject Access Request enquiries

For more information follow the link above.

Medals enquiries

MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
United Kingdom

Copyright and Intellectual Property Group

MOD Copyright Administrator
Poplar 2 #2214
MOD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom

MOD copyright licensing information

Low flying complaints

If you have concerns about military low flying or wish to complain.
United Kingdom

Ask Defence

MOD Ministerial Correspondence Unit
5th Floor, Zone A
Main Building
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

Please note that we cannot reply by email. You must include a postal address if you wish to receive a response.

MOD confidential hotline

Telephone:

0800 161 3665

The Ministry of Defence has a confidential hotline that you can use to raise concerns about fraud, security threats, damage to the environment, breaches of legal obligations or codes of conduct.

Ministry of Defence Register of interest

DBS Finance

Floor 1, Zone A
Walker House
Exchange Flags
Liverpool
L2 3YL
United Kingdom

Veterans UK

Free helpline telephone: UK only

0808 1914 2 18

Free helpline telephone: overseas

+44 1253 866 043

Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

Room G35
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
United Kingdom

24 hour contact number for casualty notifications and compassionate travel requests:

01452 519951 (fax: 01452 510807)

Deceased estates:

01452 712612 ext 6323/6301

Inheritance tax:

01452 712612 ext 8174

Graves:

01452 712612 ext 6304/6442/7659

Commemorations:

01452 712612 ext 6303 / 6082 / 5520

Licensing:

01452 712612 ext 7330/6303

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulation requests

MOD Information Rights Team
Ground floor, zone D
Main Building
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

Not to be used for requesting your own information (Subject Access Request), Service records including for deceased relatives, or pension enquiries.

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication Scheme in the link above.

High profile groups within MOD

  1. Defence Equipment and Support
  2. Defence Infrastructure Organisation
  3. Joint Forces Command
  4. Queen's Harbour Master
  5. Military Aviation Authority
  6. Veterans UK
  7. Defence Safety Authority
  8. Defence Nuclear Organisation
  9. jHub Defence Innovation
  10. Defence and Security Accelerator

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Procurement at MOD
  2. Working for MOD
  3. Jobs

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in Welsh. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.